What's this Objectvity you speak of?
Why did the occupational norm of ‘objectivity’ arise in American journalism?
Journalists Discuss Media Bias
In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many journalists still refuse to acknowledge that most of the establishment media tilts to the left.
In “Losing the News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy,” published by Oxford University Press, Alex S. Jones , a 1982 Nieman Fellow and director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, describes in its prologue his purpose and intent in writing about the “genuine crisis” in news. “It is not one of press bias, though that is how most people seem to view it,” he contends.
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The following is cross-posted from a guest post I wrote for Wannabe Hacks . Objectivity is one of the key pillars of journalistic identity: it is one of the ways in which we identify ourselves as a profession. But for the past decade it has been subject to increasing criticism from those (and I include myself here) who suggest that sustaining the appearance of objectivity is unfeasible and unsustainable, and that transparency is a much more realistic aim .
University of North Texas Nature Writing Symposium talk: “Changing the World One Story at a Time”
In response to the rapidly changing media environment, many schools and academic programs are offering novel approaches to journalism education. This seismic change creates tensions within programs, especially when it comes to how to teach ethics for this increasingly mixed media. In an earlier column, I put forward some principles for teaching ethics amid this media revolution .